15yo

Tobermory 1995/2011 Aberdeen Distillers

April 8, 2012

The nose is actually pretty nice. You may consider to smell on this malt only. – Rating: 74/100

Glengoyne 1993/2008 Cask 845

March 8, 2012

Full-bodied and rich in flavour but the wood influence is quite prominent. – Rating: 84/100

Glendronach 1996/2011 for Taiwan

February 27, 2012

There is obviously a little sulphur involved that manifests iself as smoked fish for me. Other maniacs didn’t like it quite as much, but I love this dram. – Rating: 93/100

Tobermory 15 yo

February 16, 2012
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For a sherry finish this malt is a bit feeble. The overall character is pretty nice but it could benefit from a little more oomph. – Rating: 74/100

Glenmorangie Artein 15 yo

February 12, 2012
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Surprisingly gentle, to the verge of feeling watery. The whisky steps into the background here. But it’s a nice dram, not more, not less. – Rating: 83/100

Glenlivet 1995/2011 Signatory

December 17, 2011
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A rather rich sherry dram with already quite a bit of wood for its age. The finish could be a little longer, though. – Rating: 84/100

Bowmore 1995/2010 Whisky-Fässle

December 12, 2011

This rather typical Bowmore has only a slight sherry influence, probably from a refill cask. All flavour elements are very well balanced and make it a highly anjoyable malt. – Rating: 88/100

Longmorn 15 yo 1990 The Whisky Society

September 16, 2011

This really is a nice composition of flavours, well-balanced, nothing stands out. It needs a bit of water. – Rating: 84/100

Matusalem 15 yo

September 11, 2011
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Rather sweet, but it is kept in balance by the gentle wood spices. A nice rum that is a bit on the sweet side and doesn’t show its age too much. – Rating: 81/100

Linkwood 1991/2006 Gordon & Macphail

June 25, 2011
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This is a very fine sherried malt with a gorgeous nose. The palate is just a touch too much on the sweet side to be truly outstanding. – Rating: 86/100

Benriach 15 yo “Solstice”

May 30, 2011
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A rich and complex malt with a well-done finish that is just strong enough not to overwpower the spirit. – Score: 85/100

Glencadam 15 yo

May 20, 2011
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The subtle aromas of this new version of the Glencadam 15 don’t give the palate too much of a challenge, but overall this malt is rather pleasant. – Rating: 81/100.

Glenfarclas 15 yo

February 10, 2011
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Quite a dry sherry dram with rich aromas and a full body. The barrel char smokiness of the finish is almost a little too strong, though. – Rating: 85/100

Dalmore 15 yo

February 4, 2011
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This is a rich sherried dram as could be expected of Dalmore, but for my taste it’s a bit too much on the dry side to be fully enjoyable. – Rating: 81/100

Glenfiddich 15 yo Solera Reserve

January 28, 2011
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A very enjoyable malt made using the solera system known from sherry. It is very well balanced and rich in flavours. – Rating: 84/100

George T. Stagg 2009 Release

December 20, 2010
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A top class bourbon that can be enjoyed neat but deveolps its full complexity only after the addition of water. Many flavours are blending into a continuum that you don’t do justice by dissecting it. – Rating: 92/100

Glenlivet 15 yo

December 17, 2010
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The trademark fruity creaminess of Glenlivet is joined by nutty and caramel notes imparted by the French Oak casks. Very sippable – Rating: 83/100

Johnnie Walker Green Label

November 4, 2010
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A nicely balanced vatting of Caol Ila, Talisker, Linkwood and Cragganmore where all components shine through but none dominates. The best value of the Johnnie Walker range. – Rating: 83/100

Karuizawa 15 yo

October 11, 2010

A great balance between smoke and full-flavoured sherry. Very very nice, but the 40% bottling strength makes it a wee bit watery. – Rating: 85/100

Old Pulteney 1991/2006

September 27, 2010

Very complex and very well balanced. This is a highly enjoyable malt that can be sipped drop by drop. There is a minimal bitterness but it’s not disturbing in any way. – Rating: 87/100